For the first time in program history, the Saluki men's tennis team enters the MVC Team Championships as a co-champion of the regular season. With the No. 2 seed after a tiebreaker with Wichita State, the Salukis will take on America East's No. 3 team, Hartford, in the opening round of the Valley Championships on Friday.
For the second time this season, Jonny Rigby has been selected as the MVC Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the Valley announced Tuesday. This marks Rigby's fifth Player of the Week honor in his career.
Five Saluki tennis players were recognized as MVC Scholar-Athletes for their academic success on Tuesday with the announcement of the 2016 men's and women's tennis Scholar-Athlete teams. Two SIU women and three men earned Scholar-Athlete accolades.
The SIU men's tennis team pulled off one of the most impressive wins in recent program history on Saturday with a 4-3 win over conference rival, No. 46 Drake University. This marks the Salukis' first victory over the Bulldogs in seven years, the last in 2009 when SIU went on to win the MVC title.
The Saluki men's tennis team closes out the regular season this weekend against perhaps its toughest opponent yet in No. 46 and MVC rival Drake University. SIU's match versus the Bulldogs is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday in Normal, Ill.